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  • I wish I was a diabetic mouse | Shoot Up or Put Up
    November 2011 Katie has an addiction to Turkish apple tea at the minute I haven t tried it myself but it certainly smells nice Log in to Reply Alison 25 November 2011 I found rooibos tea tasted suspiciously similar to how I imagine boiled TCP woud taste I much prefer Turkish apple tea that s far more pleasant Log in to Reply Cecile 25 November 2011 Goodness TCP has more of a millipede whiff to it rooibos has always reminded me of bloody horse piss Karmel 25 November 2011 I have two Non Obese Diabetic mice that have recently reached the state of full diabetes I will sacrifice them on Sunday extract and plate their cells and try to figure out what about certain cells makes them different than normal mouse cells Are you sure you want to take the place of lab mice In all seriousness lab mice perform a crucial role the curing of lab mice has nothing to do with saving mice in fact it certainly requires their death Rather it is all to better understand what is wrong with our own diabetic bodies and for that the help of mice is invaluable because when was the last time any one of us went in for a pancreas biopsy or completely untested drug trial Mice are valuable particularly because they are dispensable That said there is talk in the scientific community at large by no means just the diabetes science community that we rely too heavily on the mouse as a model system and we need better alternatives Stem cell cultures are helping there especially with neurological diseases The mouse is similar enough in many points concerning diabetes the brain of a mouse though is far from a human brain All of this to say we owe a large portion of our understanding about the pathology of diabetes to mice Don t hate Log in to Reply Tim Post author 25 November 2011 Hi Karmel welcome to Shoot Up and don t forget to activate your facetiousness detectors We love mice really You sound like you know a bit about research are you involved in this area Log in to Reply Karmel 25 November 2011 I didn t miss the playful tone I hope you don t really think I was offering to extract your cells either but I have seen a growing sense of Why so much focus on mice when there is a good reason for the focus Sure using human tissues would be better scientifically speaking but ethically there are a few problems there And I have recently started in research http asweetlife org author karmel Nice to meet ish you Log in to Reply Tim Post author 25 November 2011 Ethics eh They just get in the way It may be apocryphal but apparently Banting used to regularly run out of dogs to test his early pancreatic extracts on so he would send out lab assistants to round up any dogs they found

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  • mice | Shoot Up or Put Up
    I think Read More Category Mildly amusing The future Tags mice research Welcome to Shoot Up Hello good evening and welcome to Shoot Up or Put Up one of the top 150 diabetes blogs in the UK Written by two professional diabetics Tim Alison your soarway Shoot Up charts the slings and arrows of the pancreatically challenged hordes Recent blog posts A cure is ten years away Want to brighten

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  • research | Shoot Up or Put Up
    general I think Read More Category Mildly amusing The future Tags mice research A real life diabetes researcher speaks Theresa Ikegwuonu is a PhD Research Student at the NMAHP Research Unit of the University of Stirling The Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year don t you know who is currently running a study into people s experiences of having hypos and the impact hypos have on their everyday life Theresa contacted your soaraway Shoot Up Read More Category Interviews Tags interviews research Want to get involved in diabetes research For researchers looking to investigate something around diabetes the first challenge can often be finding some suitable guinea pigs to experiment on Some might have a friendly hospital diabetic clinic who ll let them speak to their patients but most pancreatically challenged types are treated by GP s and aren t so easy to get hold of Help Read More Category news The future Tags cure research Someone writes some sense about finding a cure for type 1 To maintain my sanity whenever I hear someone talk about curing diabetes I keep two things in the back of my mind Firstly for as long as I can remember a cure for diabetes has always been 10 years away Secondly the press will generally announce a cure for my diabetes once a week usually Read More Category news The future Tags cure research A real life health pyschologist speaks We hear a lot about diabetes research mice being cured islets being transplanted but what about the other side of research The bit looking at the practical side of how we deal with diabetes Chloe Redshaw has been playing at being a pancreas for 20 years and is also studying for a Masters Read More Category Living with diabetes Tags attitude interview

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  • Want to get involved in diabetes research? | Shoot Up or Put Up
    click here Tim edit Alison s evident Anglo centric bias neglected to note that this is only for patients in England But Scotland has a similar thing here http www ukdrn org patients involved html Tim s evident Alba centric bias neglects to care what they do in Wales or Northern Ireland Share on social blah Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Category news The future Tags cure research About Alison Diagnosed with Type One in 1983 at the age of four Alison s been at this for a while now She uses Humalog in a combined insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system and any blood glucose meter as long as it takes five seconds or less View all posts by Alison Post navigation The Pancreas Promotion Society Diabetes reporting in newspapers 14 thoughts on Want to get involved in diabetes research Tim 7 October 2011 I was asked to be in a trial once it involved taking your BG down to 2 0 or similar for about an hour It sounded distinctly unpleasant and combined with having to take two days off work I turned it down However I do give a finger full of blood to the LifeScan people up the Royal Infirmary every time I go for a check up Mainly because it takes about 2 minutes doesn t hurt and they reward you with a crisp tenner Log in to Reply Tim 7 October 2011 Further to my edit in the article our Welsh readers can go here http medic cardiff ac uk archive subsites medic subsites drnwales index html and our Northern Irish readers can go here http www nicrn hscni net for their fix of wholesome research goodness Do we actually have any Welsh readers I know we ve got a few readers from Northern Ireland and the Republic but I m not sure about Wales Log in to Reply Spike Jones 8 October 2011 Cymru am byth Didn t we do well in the rugby this morning not have to head home like all the other home nations Log in to Reply Tim 8 October 2011 The less said about Scotland s rugby performance the better Log in to Reply Cecile 9 October 2011 At least we can blame Bryce for giving us a law rinse not me really not a fan of this hugging rugging extravaganza Log in to Reply Report user Alison Post author 7 October 2011 Fair point Tim note to self must remember the whole of the UK when writing Log in to Reply Siobhan 7 October 2011 Boo what about non UKers Log in to Reply Tim 8 October 2011 Skellehe I ve no idea where are you from I could probably find out for you Log in to Reply Spike Jones 8 October 2011 Tim Thanks for the link Log in to Reply Spike

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  • Someone writes some sense about finding a cure for type 1 | Shoot Up or Put Up
    areas of diabetes research into a cure for Type 1 and looked at them with a realistic eye They look at immune therapeutics islet and pancreas transplantation beta cell regeneration and the artificial pancreas They ve been clear about where things are blue sky ideas that may come to something in a few decades and where things are actually a realistic possibility The report is pretty easy to read and gave me the best understanding I ve had for a long time about what s really going on in the world of Type 1 research To download a free copy of the report you just need to join the diatribe mailing list www diatribe us cure This is the best overview of research into Type 1 I can ever remember seeing it s definitely worth a read Share on social blah Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Category news The future Tags cure research About Alison Diagnosed with Type One in 1983 at the age of four Alison s been at this for a while now She uses Humalog in a combined insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system and any blood glucose meter as long as it takes five seconds or less View all posts by Alison Post navigation The joys of pump patterns Building a giant diabetes killer death robot 8 thoughts on Someone writes some sense about finding a cure for type 1 jason 9 August 2011 Great article shame about the meerkat tho Log in to Reply Tim 9 August 2011 One copy downloaded and transferred to my shiny new Kindle to read I don t know why I mentioned the Kindle actually Well I do I like gadgets Simple as that Log in to Reply Annette A 9 August 2011 I just got a Kindle too It s luurvley But I havent yet progressed to downloading pdfs to go on it I must give it a go now you ve mentioned it Log in to Reply Report user Tim 9 August 2011 You can email them directly to your user name free kindle com works a treat Ohh ohh keep an eye on http www stripykat com funky new Kindle cases coming soon How did I turn discussion on Alison s article into a plug for my wife s website in so few comments Good work me Log in to Reply lizz 9 August 2011 I do not have a kindle but I do have an ipad Have been thoroughly enjoying it since OH gave tit to me as my 30th wedding anniversary present He knew technology would please me more than yucky roses I will read it when I have the time Log in to Reply Report user lizz 9 August 2011 Actually he gave IT to me Not tit I m sure you knew this but thought I d better make

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  • New stuff waiting in the wings | Shoot Up or Put Up
    A review of the conference overall shows the hot topics to be CGM and patch pumps the tubeless variety of which Omnipod is the most well known along with some interesting early stage work looking at using heat to increase the absorption speed of insulin I suppose as an early stage trial I could take to wearing an extra jumper and see if that makes any difference Share on social blah Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Category Kit equipment The future Tags animas big pharma cgms medtronic pump research About Alison Diagnosed with Type One in 1983 at the age of four Alison s been at this for a while now She uses Humalog in a combined insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system and any blood glucose meter as long as it takes five seconds or less View all posts by Alison Post navigation Video blogs CGMS and Edinburgh More whinging from Alison s pump 8 thoughts on New stuff waiting in the wings Tim 1 March 2011 Hmm inter vesting Pumps and CGM do seem to be what the cool kids are pushing at the minute Log in to Reply Alison Post author 1 March 2011 And we do go on about them quite a bit here on ShootUp so that means we must be cool I don t think I ve ever been cool before now I m worried about what impact such a level of coolness will have on insulin absorption Perhaps that means I m not cool afterall Log in to Reply Stephen 1 March 2011 Pumps are the future all those losers injecting are soooooooooooooo yesterday Looking forward to more info on the new CGM I don t think it s an over exaggeration regarding the needle though and it goes about 1cm s in I swear you can watch in real time as it plunges into your flesh Log in to Reply Report user katerina 2 March 2011 Not impressed with the new Medtronic CGM info They were saying that it will be half the size of the existing one So lets compaire the old needle was 13mm and 23G the new is 10 5mm and 27G seems better but the Nav is already 6mm and 21G and the Dex is 13mm and 26G So in my mind I was really waiting for a bigger improvement Hope it is as painless as they say Log in to Reply Stephen 2 March 2011 Where does the 13mm figure come from My introducer needles are a LOT bigger than 13mm Log in to Reply Report user lizz 2 March 2011 But the surface area is what is making it more accurate with much more real time results so maybe you can t have one without the other Log in to Reply Report user Alison Post author 2 March 2011 Stephen I don

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  • big pharma | Shoot Up or Put Up
    from the 4th International Conference on Read More Category Kit equipment The future Tags animas big pharma cgms medtronic pump research Diabetics playing football Big pharma encouraging the pancreatically challenged to play football whatever next Christine Michael reports from the Diabetes Junior Cup 2010 Take 24 children and teenagers with type 1 bundle them on a flight to Geneva expose them to two days of partying blazing sunshine competitive football and weird Swiss food and what do you get Surprisingly not Read More Category exercise Tags big pharma exercise Medtronic 1st Annual Diabetes Internet Forum The Internet enabled pancreatic horde will no doubt be thrilled to hear that everyone s second favourite insulin pump manufacturer Medtronic is holding its first ever Annual Diabetes Internet Forum in sunny Lausanne this weekend And I m going According to the bumf I ve received the forum is designed to collectively discuss and explore the internet Read More Category events Kit equipment Tags big pharma events healthcare medtronic Novo Nordisk pulls insulin from Greece According to the BBC everyone s favourite pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk is withdrawing its insulin products including Levemir NovoRapid from Greece after the Greek government ordered a 25 price cut in all medicines due to their current financial difficulties You can read Aunty Beeb s full article here http news bbc co uk 1 hi world europe 10189367 stm Being evil I always like Read More Category politics The future Tags big pharma insulin Pump training Avid readers of your soaraway Shoot Up will know that I m currently on an 18 month long NHS waiting list for a pump You ll also recall I m not too chuffed about this for obvious reasons As on the whole I m generally a pain in the arse I ve been writing

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  • medtronic | Shoot Up or Put Up
    their own pancreas full time Out Read More Category events news Tags events football medtronic Enlite a couple of months in I m a couple of months into life with the new Enlite CGM sensors so how s it going Have my thoughts changed since my first impressions Insertion Genuinely it has never hurt once when I ve inserted an Enlite sensor The marketing spiel claimed it wouldn t hurt but I didn t actually believe it I ve got the hang Read More Category Kit equipment Tags cgms kit medtronic Did the sensor En lite up my life And so the day has come I have called an end to 12 days of loyal service from my first Medtronic Enlite CGM sensor How was it for me Well Overall it was very good I ve no real complaints It seems a good bit of kit that s an improvement on the old sensors Not a life Read More Category Kit equipment Tags cgms kit medtronic review A shiny new pump the Veo Today is my birthday and I got the second most exciting present ever The first most exciting present arrived 4 years ago in the shape of my first ever insulin pump What a fabulous bit of kit You can keep your iphones laptops satnavs and other gizmos For me the most life changingly health improvingly fabulous gadget Read More Category Kit equipment Tags kit medtronic pump Let there be En Lite Medtronic launches Enlite sensors in UK today The day has finally come Ring the bells dance in the streets and drink til dawn to celebrate the arrival of some new diabetes tech Medtronic s new and improved CGM sensor Enlite has ticked all the legislative boxes and is being launched today in the UK According to

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